Saturday, April 28, 2012

Mt. Tabor Prom, 2012

It's been a very long time since I've been to a prom, so when Chad asked me to help him chaperone, I cheerfully said yes.

Did I mention it'd been a long time since I'd been? I was expecting to see full length, crinoline enhanced prom dresses. I was very shocked to see tight, short, sexy dresses. These were certainly not prom dresses in my humble opinion. They were pageant dresses, really more for girls of a legal age. Some of the dresses were backless! And down to "there"! And cleavage galore. I was really afraid some boobs were going to pop out! I wanted to go around and ask each girl if her momma really let her go out of the house wearing that dress!

I didn't, of course. I bit my tongue. Then I got tickled watching the girls constantly tugging up their strapless dresses. I remained diligent and prepared myself for any wardrobe malfunctions.

Chaperones are allowed to have fun too, right?

Surprise Farewell Party

I can post this now, since the party was a week ago. Here's the original email/FB message I sent out.

I wish I could claim this "punny" note was my idea. It's not. All the credit goes to Myla. It's her brilliant creativity!

From: Cheryl Ann
Sent: Sunday, March 18, 2012 9:51 PM
Subject: Shhh, Save The Date!

We are throwing a Surprise Farewell Party for, Sam. (She prefers to go by Sam now. New beginnings and all that!)

Please save the date:
Sunday, April 22, 2012
2p-4p at Theatre Alliance

We’d like your “Company” to celebrate Sam's own “Spring Awakening” as she prepares to leave “Our Town” and move to New Jersey. At least she won’t have to pay “Rent” as she explores career options, since she will be staying with her Dad and Stepmom.

I will miss her something “Wicked.” We may have led “Sordid Lives” but it is “Never Too Late” to show her how much she will be missed.

“Anything Goes” at our upcoming party to celebrate Sam. If you haven’t guessed, there will be a theatre aspect, and if you are interested in participating in an active role, just contact “The Producers” (me) and let me know. Perhaps you've a funny story to share, or maybe you want to sing a song. Please let me know! We want to fill Theatre Alliance with “The Sound of Music,” laughter, and love for this “Funny Girl.”

Come let your “Hair” down, have some “Nunsense” with your friends, and help make this an “Enchanted April” for Sam. “Mamma Mia,” I’ma gonna missa that girl!

So, don’t be “The American Idiot” – be sure to be there. I promise there will be fun! I promise there will be cake! I promise it will mean everything to Sam. And that’s a lot of “Promises, Promises”!

Please remember, this is a surprise!

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Thursday, April 05, 2012

The Hazards of Being a Training Instructor

From: Me
Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2012 10:47 PM
To: My Fellow Co-Trainers
Subject: Tonight's Class

OMG….someone must have taken a dump in their pants because OMG my eyes are watering! I went ahead and gave them a break a bit early to try to air out the room. OMG…I’m trying not to take deep breaths!

I’m telling you, I am not sure I’m going to make it to the end of class. I’m not even sure the class is going to make it to the end of class.